Amendment to cut number of representatives advances to Senate floor

Amendment to cut number of representatives advances to Senate floor

A bill to slash the size of the state House of Representatives moved forward in the Senate Wednesday.

Rep. Jerry Knowles' (R-Schuylkill) HB 153, a constitutional amendment which would cut the House from 203 members to 151, passed the Senate State Government Committee with only one dissenting vote.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
DePasquale launches review to bring transparency to prescription drug pricing

DePasquale launches review to bring transparency to prescription drug pricing

On Wednesday morning Auditor General Eugene DePasquale held a press conference where he announced that he is launching a review that will bring transparency and accountability to prescription drug pricing in Pennsylvania. 
Wednesday, June 13, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Sen. Leach remains skeptical of Turzai abortion bill being enacted

Sen. Leach remains skeptical of Turzai abortion bill being enacted

During Wednesday's Senate Judiciary meeting, legislation by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) that would amend the Abortion Control Act to prohibit the abortion of a child due solely on a possible diagnosis of Down Syndrome, was passed along a party-line vote. 

During the meeting there was questioning and debate mostly led by Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery) who spoke with The PLS Reporter after the meeting and explained why he has doubts about the bill.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Judicial district amendment casts mapping debate into disarray

Judicial district amendment casts mapping debate into disarray

By a 31-18 vote, the Senate today passed an amendment to have appeals court members elected by district instead of at large by the state.


Under the new language, the General Assembly would pass enabling legislation to set up the transition from the current maps — or lack thereof — and into districts for judges.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Pennsylvania School Safety Task Force concludes listening tour in Allegheny County

Pennsylvania School Safety Task Force concludes listening tour in Allegheny County

The Pennsylvania School Safety Task Force wrapped up its statewide listening tour Tuesday morning at Woodland Hills High School. Formed a month after the deadly Parkland shooting, the task force has held six meetings to receive input from students and educators and determine best practices for improving school security and safety.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
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